For the first time in several days, Rome saw sunny skies Thursday, and the mood of the city matched the weather.
People often ask me, "What's the best thing about your job?" The answer is always the same, "I'm reminded every day how little I know. It's so freeing to realize there's so much more in life to learn." Never has that been more apparent than this week.
Roman Catholics in the Triangle reacted with excitement and were filled with hope Wednesday afternoon upon receiving the news that Pope Francis, a Jesuit cardinal from Argentina, has been chosen to lead the church.
Black smoke was expected for this first vote of the papal conclave, and black smoke is what streamed out of the Sistine Chapel chimney Tuesday afternoon.
As millions worldwide wait for the selection of a new pope, thousands of visitors to the Vatican are watching the historic proceedings first-hand. It's an experience a Raleigh couple says they will never forget.
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